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Lab Analyst I

Company: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

Overview GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the direct supervision of Lab Management, the Lab Analyst I performs laboratory assays for the timely detection of newborn disorders for all babies born in Massachusetts. This screening prevents permanent mental retardation, and even deaths, in some babies thought to be completely well. The Lab Analyst I maintains competency in high complexity testing (as defined by CLIA) in all laboratory methodologies of the section. The analyst performs other related laboratory tasks in support of laboratory management. Responsibilities include careful adherence to established laboratory protocols, or specific directives of appropriate laboratory managers. This is an entry level laboratory position that utilizes tandem mass spectrometry, and will receive a high level of direction and supervision to perform assigned work. Responsibilities MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: * Performs laboratory assays (clinical or research) with appropriate documentation, as an integral member of the section's laboratory analysts, following validated protocols. * Follows established safety and privacy protocols. * Performs bench work in one or more of the following areas as determined by assigned laboratory * Assays: Assist management in the performance and documentation of laboratory activities for the technical development, validation, performance and troubleshooting of laboratory assays (both laboratory-developed tests as well as kit assays) used in the screening procedures. * Instrumentation: Assist management in laboratory activities for validation, troubleshooting the performance of and management of instrumentation used in the screening procedures. * Library Information Management System (LIMS): Assist management in laboratory activities for validation, troubleshooting and monitoring of the instrumentation relationships with LIMS. * Works as an integral team member as needed in the preparation and validation of reagents, materials and kits used in the laboratory. * Contributes data for laboratory documentation of quality assurance, quality control, and competency data in accordance with Program policies and CLIA requirements. * Performs additional related duties as assigned. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's degree in chemical, life or clinical sciences; or equivalent. * Must satisfy CLIA requirements for high complexity testing. * Good communication and organizational skills, with focus on detail and orderliness. * Ability to perform laboratory procedures as assigned once trained, with great care and attention. * Strong interpersonal skills. * Experience with productivity software (Excel, Word, Access). * Flexibility in work schedule as required by laboratory section (i.e., weekend and holiday rotations) Additional Information PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the clinical laboratory * Experience with tandem mass spectrometry preferred but not requiredSDL2017

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